National Webinar on Intimate Partner Violence & Family Planning
Indian Social Responsibility Network organized a national webinar on “Intimate Partner Violence and Family Planning” on 16h of March 2021. Ms. Rekha Sharma, Chairperson, National Commission for Women, Ms. Nayana Sahasrabuddhe, Vice-President, Bhartiya Stree Shakti, Ms. Jayashree Nair, a family planning expert and Dr Bharti Sharma, Secretary, Shakti Shalini were the key speakers for the webinar.
More than 250 participants from different organizations , academicians and students across India participated in the webinar. The webinar focused on encouraging women who are at risk or are being abused, to talk about violence and on building the self-efficacy of women to access family planning information and link them to the helpline to access counselling and information on FP and IPV services as needed.
1. Ms. Nayana Saharasbuddhe:
Impact of FP-IPV on women's life. Various aspects of Intimate Partner Violence.
2. Ms. Rekha Sharma:
Legal Framework to counter Intimate Partner violence
To increase women's access to family planning information among women and men of reproductive age group, and specifically women who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence exacerbated due to COVID-19. We aim to create awareness and educate target groups on IPV leading to greater access and uptake of family planning methods.